Instagram removes one of its features because not many people used it

Instagram removes one of its features because not many people used it
The world of social media apps is ever-changing, but have a few players that are constantly at the top of the customers' preferences. Apps like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Snapchat continue to remain popular, but new entries like Vine, Yahoo Messenger, and TikTok briefly took the world by storm.

Some survived but at a much smaller level, while others completely disappeared. TikTok is the app of the moment and that doesn't mean that it takes users from other social media apps, but it also forces developers to make changes to their apps to remain relevant.

Instagram is making changes to its app all the time. Most of the time it adds new features and improvements, but there are times when the company decides that removing a feature would be more beneficial for the general public.

This is one of those rare cases when Instagram is removing one of the features that are rather new: the IGTV button. Instagram told TechCrunch that few people used the feature, which was launched back in June 2018, so it decided to remove it.


For Instagram users, this means that they will no longer need to use the dedicated IGTV app to watch longer videos since the experience will be offered directly in the main Instagram app.

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1 Comment

1. KingSam

Posts: 1551; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I found it dumb that the IGTV section doesn't have a search for video titles. I could only search users and then watch recommended pr "similar" videos in up next.

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